Townsmen VR uses the exciting possibilities of virtual reality to further enhance the classic city building game with entirely new gameplay experiences and interactive mechanics.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (10) - 90% of the 10 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (70) - 87% of the 70 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 8, 2018

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

Townsmen VR is still in an early stage of development, but already offers a great experience – Early Access gives us the opportunity to share our progress with the players and receive crucial feedback to help develop a game they want to play. This direct feedback is essential in judging which gameplay mechanics work and which don’t, but most of all, it allows us to shape the game according to the players’ expectations.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The duration is entirely dependent on the reception of Townsmen VR, we are however aiming for approximately one year of Early Access. The game is already fully playable at this point and internal testing has been an ongoing process for the last months to ensure there are as few bugs as possible and that the balancing provides an enjoyable experience.

While we do have a lot more ideas for the game, we would like to ask you to only buy the game if you would like to play it as is – not based on what it might someday become.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The greatest benefit of Early Access is the ability to closely examine what players like about our game – so, we will shift our focus in response to player feedback. This, of course, means that we can’t make definite promises in terms of changes to gameplay or content.

Over the course of the Early Access period, our goal is to increase the number of playable islands, expand on the economy (more buildings, jobs, resources) and in general add to the depth of the game. Again, however, while more content would be great and there are a lot of ideas we are excited about, we can't promise any additional features. Please buy Townsmen VR only if you want to play it in its current state.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of Townsmen VR has all of the core mechanics in place to allow for an enjoyable gameplay experience.

Currently, players can play on one island, build up their economy and fend off bandit attacks. The game offers many different buildings, resources, and jobs as well as an elaborate tutorial featuring the loyal companion Sir Clunkalot. In addition to roughly 2 hours of standard gameplay, players can spend many more hours creating and interacting in this exceptional VR sandbox.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to moderately raise the final price in accordance with the feedback we receive and the changes and additions to the game that are made over the course of Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Community feedback is one of our primary reasons for releasing with Early Access which is why we will closely monitor and follow discussions in the Steam forums. We would like to encourage everyone to participate in discussions surrounding already existing or most wanted features. The amount of player feedback we receive will shape the future of Townsmen VR.”
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Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.

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June 19

Awards & Plans

In case you haven’t heard yet, Townsmen VR recently won the German Computer Games Award (“Deutscher Computerspielpreis”) for “Best Game Design 2018” as well as additional funding from the FFF Bavaria and Computec Media Group.

All of this is obviously very good news and grants us the opportunity to make the game even bigger and better. While until recently we were more focused on fixing bugs and improving the overall experience, we are now in preparations to expand the game. This will neither be an easy, nor a quick task, as many underlying systems have to be streamlined and optimized to allow us to meet the requirements for the increased scope of the project. This includes creating new tools that help us build levels and other content faster. Even if it will take a lot of time, we are dedicated to making this the best game it can be, so expect more to come from Townsmen VR in the future!

Two concepts for more islands

Until then enjoy the game, keep the feedback coming and stay tuned for more information in the coming months.
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June 13

Mixed Reality Update (0.17)

Hi everybody,

We added official support for Windows Mixed Reality!

These changes come into effect when playing with a Mixed Reality headset:
• Menu options are mapped on thumbstick directions instead of touchpad directions to avoid unwanted menu inputs when grabbing objects.
• You still can grab objects with thumb and/or index finger.
• Control options now display the Motion Controller instead of the Vive Controller.
General changes:
• The catapult’s aim highlight doesn’t aim at the center of the island when the target position is lost anymore.
• Small performance optimizations of hand touches and catapult aim functions.
• Fixed button mapping in control options for Oculus Rift.

As always: have fun and leave us comments in the forum! :)
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About This Game

Build a medieval village within a completely interactively simulated world!

Townsmen VR uses the exciting possibilities of virtual reality to further enhance the classic city building game with entirely new gameplay experiences and interactive mechanics.

Lean back, relax and watch the bustling life of your villagers or actively get involved to speed up processes and move workers and resources directly where they are needed. You are able to seamlessly change between the all-encompassing view of a god and the detailed view of a citizen, able to follow the colorful life of your village. There is a lot to discover! But watch out for the Black Knight’s plundering hordes!

The game is currently in Early Access. We are excited to hear your feedback and ideas to make Townsmen VR an even better virtual reality experience in the future!

  • Simulation:

    Assign jobs and tasks to your villagers to build your supply chains and economy.
  • Town-planning:

    Unlock new buildings and place them freely within your village to optimize transport routes.
  • Experience:

    Brush over trees, form clouds into dangerous thunderstorms, go fishing with your bare hands and talk to your townies.
  • Interaction:

    Simply carry workers or resources directly to their destination to speed up the construction of buildings and production.
  • Fight:

    Recruit brave soldiers, build catapults and protect your island from the Black Knights raiding henchmen.
  • Tutorial:

    Your personal advisor Sir Clunk-a-lot will accompany you on your virtual tour of the medieval age with useful tips.
  • Sound:

    Medieval music, adorable sound effects, and a classy English voiceover ensure a fitting atmosphere.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8.1 or later
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 1800x equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1070 / AMD R9 Fury equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 700 MB available space

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